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Definition of Graspingness
1. [n -ES]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Graspingness
grasp all, lose all
grasp at straws
grasp the nettle
graspingness (current term)
Literary usage of Graspingness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Memory of Past Births by Charles Johnston (1899)
"There must be a letting go, a loosening of that greed and graspingness which thoroughly dominate the ordinary man and the ordinary life. ..."
2. The China magazine (1868)
"But when we begin to legislate and attempt by Act of Parliament to protect, say sanguine imagination against over-graspingness, implicit confidence against ..."
3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1881)
"THE failure of the American Book Exchange can hardly be attributed to the graspingness of American authors. Its managers cannot rail on the high-priced poet ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"... though the prejudiced would say that graspingness was more true. This is obviously the case with the very able man who recently published a little ..."